2021 Participant

"David R. Slayton grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver, Colorado with his partner Brian and writes the books he always wanted to read. David’s debut, White Trash Warlock, was published in 2020 by Blackstone Publishing. Book two, Trailer Park Trickster, will be released in October 2021. In 2015, David founded Trick or Read, an annual initiative to give out books along with candy to children on Halloween as well as uplift lesser-known authors or those from marginalized backgrounds."